WATCH: Inducktion day at Mercedes as mallard wanders into headquarters
They are used to dealing with wings at Mercedes' Brackley Headquarters, but they weren't prepared for what entered their reception on Thursday.
Staff were left amused as a duck waddled its way into the offices of the Silver Arrows.
Though obviously not blessed with the kind of speed seen on a Formula One track, the Mallard was quick enough to evade capture as it explored its surroundings.
Mercedes uploaded footage of the duck's escapade to Twitter, leading to a pun-laden exchange with rivals Force India. The jokes were all a bit ponderous, so its probably best they both stick to racing!
Absolute scenes in reception this morning in Brackley!-- Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) May 3, 2018
We're not entirely sure our new aero expert fits the bill, but he knows plenty about wings... pic.twitter.com/pZMyVnA13d
If it's his first day on the job, shouldn't you be taking him for an inducktion, perhaps an introducktion to all the colleagues? Or does he just want to dive in at the deep end?-- Sahara Force India (@ForceIndiaF1) May 3, 2018
Calm it down guys, it's his first day. Don't want to get him in a flap now, do we?-- Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) May 3, 2018
We've heard he can be the kind to ruffle a few feathers...
Fair enough, we just hope you've done your due diligence on him.-- Sahara Force India (@ForceIndiaF1) May 3, 2018
You wouldn't want to hire a quack...